Ingrid Laubrock

Ingrid Laubrock - Serpentines (2016)  Music

Posted by funkerman at Nov. 17, 2016
Ingrid Laubrock - Serpentines (2016)

Ingrid Laubrock - Serpentines (2016)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps | 53:31 | ~122 Mb
Label: Intakt Records | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2016

After relocating to Brooklyn in 2008 Ingrid Laubrock soon became a creative epicenter in the New York jazz scene, and is now one of the most significant voices in contemporary jazz. The new album Serpentines fits in Laubrocks musical cosmos, in which improvisational furore and compositional rigor, calculation and freedom, are intermingled. Laubrock grounded this formation with the unusual line-up having been given a carte blanche for the 2015 Vision Festival. Florian Keller writes in the liner notes: If we take the titles suggestion and use snake paths as graphs for the movement of this music, various distinctive characteristics can be determined. Via the crafty compositional and improvisational about-turns, the music spirals upwards, peaking in airy flights. Changes of direction, and rhythmic, melodic turning points drive the music on, and release dramatic potential.
Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House - Roulette of the Cradle (2015)

Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House - Roulette of the Cradle (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 50:22 min | 116 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Intakt Records

Anti-House is perhaps Laubrock’s most New York-centric band, comprised of herself on tenor and soprano saxophones, guitarist Mary Halvorson, pianist Kris Davis, bassist John Hébert, and drummer Tom Rainey. Bert Noglik writes in the liner notes of this third release «Roulette of the Cradle»: «Abstraction and reification, accentuation and accumulation, laid-back and pushing. The music of this quintet thrives on strong contrasts and the tension they create. The dynamic spectrum is almost taken to its limits, a lot of things are happening simultaneously.

Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House - Strong Place (2013)  

Posted by mark70 at Jan. 18, 2013
Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House - Strong Place (2013)

Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House - Strong Place (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 57:13 min | 126 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Intakt Records

Anti-House is perhaps Laubrock's most New York-centric band, comprised of herself on tenor and soprano saxophones, guitarist Mary Halvorson, pianist Kris Davis, bassist John Hébert, and drummer Tom Rainey.
Anti-House has, over time, grown into a band in which the writing has become more personal – after all, Laubrock moved to New York only a scant couple of years before the first record was waxed.
Mary Halvorson Octet - Away With You (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Mary Halvorson Octet - Away With You (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Front Cover | 1.1GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Firehouse 12 Records

Continuing her streak of outstanding releases, guitarist extraordinaire Mary Halvorson once again shows her determination to build upon her unique style as a composer and bandleader. She's taken her septet from 2013's superb Illusionary Sea and added an eighth member, pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn, and the resulting music is typical Halvorson: harmonically complex, emotionally compelling, and full of interesting moments worth savoring.
Taylor Ho Bynum - Enter the PlusTet (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Taylor Ho Bynum - Enter the PlusTet (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 870MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Firehouse 12 Records

On October 28, Firehouse 12 Records will release Enter the PlusTet, an inspired reimagining of the creative orchestra tradition from composer and cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum. The album demonstrates a large scale model where discipline and freedom, noise and beauty, and individual initiative and ensemble responsibility all fruitfully coexist.

Mary Halvorson Octet - Away with You (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Oct. 30, 2016
Mary Halvorson Octet - Away with You (2016)

Mary Halvorson Octet - Away with You (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 55:56 min | 128 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Firehouse 12 Records

Continuing her streak of outstanding releases, guitarist extraordinaire Mary Halvorson once again shows her determination to build upon her unique style as a composer and bandleader. She's taken her septet from 2013's superb Illusionary Sea and added an eighth member, pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn, and the resulting music is typical Halvorson: harmonically complex, emotionally compelling, and full of interesting moments worth savoring.

Taylor Ho Bynum - Enter the Plustet (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Oct. 29, 2016
Taylor Ho Bynum - Enter the Plustet (2016)

Taylor Ho Bynum - Enter the Plustet (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 43:58 min | 101 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Firehouse 12 Records

Taylor Ho Bynum continues to delve into the endless possibilities of large ensemble writing on Enter the PlusTet, the debut of his newest band of the same name. Following in the footsteps of Navigation, his ambitious multi-format sextet and septet recording (Firehouse 12, 2012), this lean set finds the vanguard cornetist more than doubling the size of his working sextet on a trio of long-form compositions that circumvent the conventions of traditional song forms by way of non-linear episodic narratives.
Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words / Jag är Ingrid (2015) [Criterion Collection]

Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words / Jag är Ingrid (2015) [Criterion Collection]
DVD Video, DVD9 | 1hr 54mn | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 7.31 Gb
Swedish: Dolby AC3, 6 ch
Subtitle: English
Genre: Documentary | Biography

A captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and World cinema.

Tom Rainey Trio - Hotel Grief (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Oct. 11, 2015
Tom Rainey Trio - Hotel Grief (2015)

Tom Rainey Trio - Hotel Grief (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 60:06 min | 140 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Intakt

After making the studio recording ""Camino Ciel Echo"", New York drummer Tom Raineys trio has now recorded a live album containing the distilled essence of numerous concerts including several European tours. Tom Rainey, born in 1957 in Santa Barbara, was known at an earlier stage of his career as an exceptional drummer. Since he moved to New York he has played with some of the heavy weights of the contemporary jazz scene including Mark Helias, Kris Davis, Tim Berne and Tony Malaby. For his own trio, he has chosen two strong female musicians. Ingrid Laubrock is a saxophonist who plays with an extraordinary sensitivity for structure and form, fusing intellect and poetry in her refined improvisations. Mary Halvorson is one of the most sought after jazz guitarist of her generation. One critic, praising this release, called it a concise lecture on the aesthetics of collective sound shaping.

Tom Rainey - Obbligato (2014)  

Posted by mark70 at Feb. 23, 2014
Tom Rainey - Obbligato (2014)

Tom Rainey - Obbligato (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 51:55 min | 119 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Intakt Records

Tom Rainey has been a fixture in New York's Downtown scene since the early '90s. The stalwart drummer's current efforts have found him expanding his purview, collaborating with a new generation of creative improvisers. Working on original material with young Brooklyn-based artists like Ingrid Laubrock and Mary Halvorson, Rainey continues experiments in form and structure that he originally helped pioneer with his peers, including Tim Berne, Andy Laster and Tom Varner.